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[26 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Thunderstone

 
(from AEG)
Thunderstone is a new and exciting fantasy deck-building game from Alderac Entertainment Group. Fight the evils of the dungeon to prove your worth. Gain powerful weaponry and level into new and mighty hero classes. Claim the best cards and survive to take the Thunderstone. Featuring beautiful art from Jason Engle, Thunderstone is a welcome addition to any fantasy gamer’s collection.
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[22 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
12 Realms – OTSBGR

12 Realms is a light co-operative game for 1-6 players ages 8 and up.
“Siegfried, Snow White, D’ Artagnan, Red Riding Hood, and the other heroes of the 12 realms are being reunited for one last great adventure. The Dark Lords have joined forces to completely conquer and subjugate all the known Lands, and only the combined efforts of all the greatest heroes can halt their nefarious plan.
All players must band together to stop the Dark Lords’ overwhelming hordes from pillaging the 12 Realms. Individual invaders can be defeated by using …

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[21 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Ascension

 
 
Deckbuilder which splits purchase actions from combat ones – and every card you purchase has end game value.
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[20 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Fallen – A Written Review

What happens when you take Descent and gut out the tactical miniature play in favor of a Choose Your Own Adventure narrative framework? Either genius or madness, no in between.

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[19 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Dominion (big box)

 
 
(from Rio Grande)
You are a monarch, like your parents before you, a ruler of a small pleasant kingdom of rivers and evergreens. Unlike your parents, however, you have hopes and dreams! You want a bigger and more pleasant kingdom, with more rivers and a wider variety of trees. You want a Dominion! In all directions lie fiefs, freeholds, and feodums. All are small bits of land, controlled by petty lords and verging on anarchy. You will bring civilization to these people, uniting them under your banner.
But wait! It must be …

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[15 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Blockade Runner

 
 
Blockade Runner is a resource trading game in the Euro style, but with a dash of danger. In Blockade Runner, players take on the roles of entrepreneurs attempting to make the most money by shipping cargo in and out of the South during the American Civil War. Positioning is achieved by competing with each other for access to commodities, top market prices, and newly built ships. Hard decisions include whether to play safely to keep ships afloat or take potentially profitable risks. The crux of the play hinges upon whether …

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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice – A Written Review

Over the top spectacular with a three dimensional wrestling ring and boisterous attitude. Jim says they just don’t make games like they used to. Jim is an ignorant fool.

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[10 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Railways of the World – OTSBGR

Railways Of The World is a 2-6 player board game from Eagle Games where players are Railroad Barons in the 1800’s trying to become the next Railroad Tycoon!
“This is the base game for Eagle Games’ popular railroad series and includes the engine placards, railroad tiles, train tokens, money, bonds, and other items that will be needed in almost all “Railways of _____” games. The gameboard depicting the eastern half of the United States, is included in the base game. The map of Mexico gameboard is also included in this base …

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[8 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Holy Roman Empire

 
 
(from one small step KS page)
Holy Roman Empire is a political and military game of the 17th Century struggle for empire that plunged Europe into one of its longest and most destructive wars. Up to six players control the major dynasties of the era, fielding armies and navies and engaging in diplomatic intrigue and bribery to decide who will exercise control over Europe.
The year is 1619. Matthias, emperor of Germany, has gone to his grave. A year-old rebellion in the imperial province of Bohemia had divided the empire along religious …

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[7 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Popular Front

 
(from Numbskull):
On July 17, 1936, this phrase was broadcast throughout Spain, signaling the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, one of the bloodiest civil wars of the modern era, and what could be considered the beginning of World War II. Within a day, one third of Spain was under the control of Nationalist forces attempting to stage a military coup. Over the next three years, what began as a military rebellion evolved into the physical battle lines of the much larger ideological conflict spreading across Europe between Fascism and Communism.
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